While we don’t know the full details of Sony and Microsoft’s upcoming consoles, both companies have revealed specs for their respective systems. The two consoles are expected to release in the holidays of 2020, meaning we are still over a year away from their eventual launch.
However, as Sony have revealed some fairly detailed specifications of the PS5, along with a subsequent leak that revealed even more detailed information, we have a good idea of how powerful those specs will be. Most of the hardware that is claimed to power the PlayStation 5 is available to buy now – albeit with a bit of tweaking.
So, if the hardware is available to buy now, why wait until late 2020? That was the question Austin Evans asked himself before putting these specs together in the form of a PC.
The custom-built computer enabled the popular YouTuber to find out whether the PS5 specs will live up to the hype.
Specifically he tested whether the PS5 will be capable of the all the important milestone of 60 frames per second (FPS) at a 4K resolution. He also sought to find whether the hardware can handle 120 FPS as Sony have already claimed. Additionally, Sony have claimed it will be capable of 8K resolutions, although it is difficult to see this providing anything more than 30 FPS.
The games that were tested were Metro Exodus, The Witcher 3 and Fortnite, although we don’t think the PS5 will have too much trouble running the popular battle royale game. However, graphical settings did need to be turned down from ultra on numerous occasions for the other games, but this was to be expected.
“It is the closest look that we’ll have to the level of performance of the next generation until the end of 2020,” Evans claims. “4K at a locked 60 frame a second seems totally do-able with this next generation of consoles.”
For the most part, the hardware performed better than expected, leaving Evans to conclude that the PS5 is something worth getting excited about.